How To Keep A Jaguar Car Maintained
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Find out more about how to keep a Jaguar car maintained. We look at the reasons to perform regular maintenance and what type of maintenance is necessary?
Reasons to perform regular maintenance
There are many reasons why you should undertake regular, scheduled maintenance on your Jaguar. The first being that regular maintenance is the best way to take care of your Jaguar and keep it at peak performance and running reliably.
After all, breaking down in the middle of nowhere due to undiagnosed issues is not worth the towing charges if you can avoid them through regular maintenance. Keeping your Jag running smoothly will also help increase its longevity while decreasing your odds of a breakdown or accident.
Avoiding these potential future costs is another of the great benefits that regular services and maintenance can give you. Trained mechanics and technicians can diagnose potential issues and repair, fix or replace parts that could cause these issues.
Failing to have regular maintenance conducted on your vehicle can even harm your warranty, affecting the level to which you are covered. Ultimately, you could wind up paying a fortune for expensive future repairs, all because you failed to service your car regularly today.
What type of maintenance is necessary?
The necessary maintenance and services that you need to perform on your car can easily be forgotten.
Whether you drive long distances for your commute or use your Jaguar to get around town, you should always carry out the same maintenance:
- Engine oil
- Tyre pressure and tread
- Transmission fluid
- Brake and power steering fluid
- Air filters in the interior and engine
- Pipes and belts
Many of these services will require the help of a trained mechanic or technician, given that many owners will not be able to do them themselves.
It is also important for you to maintain your Jaguar vehicle's interior, including interior lights and upholstery.
Regarding your power unit's health, you should have the following maintenance carried out every 3,000 - 6,000 miles driven:
- Change the oil
- Check tire rotation
- Terminal cleaning
- Replace windscreen wipers
- Check the battery
- Lubricate the chassis
Does servicing a car improve performance?
The short answer is yes. Regularly servicing your Jaguar or any other vehicle can dramatically improve its performance. Regularly scheduled maintenance can help to improve your miles per gallon range and help your car run smoothly and at peak performance.
One of the primary ways this is done is that the technician overseeing the maintenance will check your spark plugs. If they are found to be damaged or faulty, the technician will change them.
They will also check your oil levels and oil filters to see that they are at the right levels and operating properly. Again, if the technician finds something wrong here, they will change your oil or filters if needed.
Your Jaguar technician will be able to make all the necessary maintenance checks and repairs to your vehicle. This will help your car to run as it should, avoiding unseen issues and extending your fuel efficiency.
Given that the maintenance of your Jaguar needs to be regularly scheduled, you will need to service your vehicle throughout your entire ownership of it.
This is a constant task, with services that need to be conducted at certain dates after every month, every three months, every six months and yearly. Here is a breakdown of the different services that need to be conducted at these times:
Checks every month
|These monthly checks cover your basic needs for running a vehicle on the roads. This includes having your tyre pressure checked and ensure that the tread is not dangerously worn. It would help if you also had all of the interior and exterior lights checked so that they are functioning properly. |
The technician will also check that the windscreen wiper fluid is at an adequate level and that your check engine light is not showing on your dashboard. These standard checks are all that is necessary to keep your car running properly.
Checks every three months/ after 3,000 miles
|After getting to three months of ownership or having driven 3,000 miles, more checks need to be done on your Jaguar. The first of these checks is the engine oil, ensuring enough and replacing it if it needs changing. Other checks include your windscreen wiper fluid, power steering fluid and automatic gearbox. |
Again your tyre pressure and tread need checking as well as all your lights. Alongside this, you will also need to have the air filters, fuel filters, exhaust, belts, pipes and hoses all checked by your Jaguar technician.
Checks every six months/ after 6,000 miles
|As complementary checks to those mentioned above, at six months or 6,000 miles driven, you will have to have your windscreen wipers, battery and cables checked by your technician. You should also arrange to have your Jaguar's chassis lubricated. It would be best if you also considered polishing your Jaguar at this point to keep it looking as good as it runs.|
Checks every twelve months/ after 12,000 miles
|Alongside your quarterly and six month checks, there are also maintenance services that need to be performed on your Jaguar after every year. These checks include inspecting your coolant levels, transmission fluid levels, steering, suspension and brake systems. These again all need to be performed by your technician to keep your Jaguar running smoothly.|
Of course, the internal maintenance of your Jaguar's mechanical components is the priority when arranging for regular servicing.
However, it is still advisable that you spend time maintaining the exterior of your car as well. Every time you notice that your Jaguar is getting a little dirty, clean it by hand or take it to a car wash.
If you are doing it yourself, you can vacuum the car's interior and use appropriate cleaning products to clean the upholstery and woodwork inside.
If you are a Jaguar owner, we hope this article will help you understand how to keep a Jaguar car maintained. For Jaguar car owners in the Llandudno, Conwy and North Wales area, get in touch today to discuss Jaguar servicing and repair.